October 24, 2001

Media Alert: BMI Country Awards

Press Release


Who: Songwriters, publishers, recording artists, and BMI’s Frances Preston, President & CEO of the performing rights organization

What: 49th Annual BMI Country Awards, honoring the songwriters and
publishers of the past year’s 50 most popular country songs

When: Tuesday, November 6, 2001 * Arrivals begin at 6:30 p.m.

Where: BMI Nashville at 10 Music Square East

More: BMI President & CEO Frances Preston and BMI Nashville Vice
President Paul Corbin will host the 49th Annual BMI Country Awards, the oldest awards saluting country’s top music makers. Highlights of the black-tie gala, which announces the 50 songs that received the most airplay last year, include the naming of
the Songwriter and the Publisher of the Year and the Most Performed Country Song of the Year (the Robert J. Burton Award).

Among the guests expected are Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt, Kenny Chesney, Diamond Rio, Lari White, Aaron Tippin, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rascal Flatts, Andy Griggs, Blake Shelton, Chad Brock, The Warren Brothers, Trick Pony, Tim Rushlow, Bill Anderson, Gary Chapman, BlackHawk, Brenda Lee, Lee Greenwood, Billy Dean and Mindy McCready.

High-resolution photos will be available to download immediately after the event at

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Contact: Caroline Davis
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